The City Clerk's Office is the official record keeper for the Schenectady City Council.
Monday through Friday, 08:00AM - 04:00PM
Marriage Licenses are processed between 09.00AM - 03.00PM
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT
Money Order or Certified Check (Please make payable to Schenectady City Clerk)
Mastercard or Visa (valid for in-person payments only)
When sending in a form by mail, be sure to include a photocopy of your driver's license or two other forms of identification.
You must also include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Failure to do so will result in a delay in processing your request until the necessary requirements are met.
Requests can be mailed to: Schenectady City Clerk Birth/Death/Marriage Certificate 105 Jay Street Schenectady, NY 12305
Marriage Licenses are issued 09.00AM - 03.00PM, Monday through Friday.
Getting married in New York State is a three-step process:
Obtain a marriage license from a municipal clerk
Have a ceremony (it may be religious or secular), at which the officiant and witnesses sign the license
Return the signed marriage license to the municipal clerk.
A couple who intends to be married in New York State must apply in person for a marriage license to any town or city clerk in the state. The application for a license must be signed by both applicants in the presence of the town or city clerk. A representative cannot apply for the license on behalf of the applicant. This applies even if the representative has been given a Power of Attorney. Notarized marriage license affidavits signed by the applicants cannot be substituted for their personal appearance.
Persons must be 18 years old without parental consent.
License fee is $40. Cash or money orders only, no personal checks accepted.
Birth certificate and picture identification required.
All previous divorce papers or death certificate of previous spouse are necessary.
Licenses are good for 60 days. There is a 24-hour waiting period after the license is issued before the marriage can take place.
Only the individuals themselves are entitled to a copy of the marriage certificate.
You must show photo identification to receive a copy of a marriage certificate. If applying by mail, you must include a photocopy of your driver's license or two other forms of identification.
Copy fee is $10. Cash or money order only, no personal checks accepted.
Use this application only if the marriage license was obtained in the City of Schenectady. Most people remember where they were married, but that does not necessarily coincide with where they obtained their marriage license. The office which issues the marriage license is the only place from which you may obtain a certified copy.
The State of New York requires all dogs to be licensed with the City or Town in which they live. Dog owners found to be without a license will be given 21 days to become compliant before facing any fines or penalties.
Dog owner must be living in the City of Schenectady.
You must show photo identification to register a dog.
Cash or money order only, no personal checks accepted.
Senior Citizen - Unaltered Dog*
Senior Citizen - Altered Dog*
Exempt (Proof Required)
Dog Tag Replacement Fee
All fees are effective 01/01/2012 and are not refundable
* A Senior Citizen is considered someone 65 years or older. ID is required
Parking Permit for Persons with Severe Disabilities
You and your healthcare provider can complete the Application for a Parking Permit or License Plates, for Persons with Severe Disabilities (MV-664.1). You can also have your healthcare provides (MD, DO, DPM, or NP) complete a statement on their letterhead. The statement must describe the disabling condition and verify that the disability qualifies according to the law. Please visit DMV's website for more information.
If you live in the City of Schenectady, you may fax or mail the form or statement to our office for issuance. There is no fee for a permit. DMV does not issue parking permits.
When sending in your form, you must include a photocopy of your New York State (non-) driver's license and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Forms may be mailed to: Schenectady City Clerk 105 Jay Street Schenectady, NY 12305